International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Paramedical Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023 | Rating: 4.3 / 10

Study of Fungal Isolates Associated with Otomycosis in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Biby Jose T [2] | Anu Catherine

Abstract: Acute, subacute, or chronic fungal infections of the external auditory canal are known as otomycosis. Pruritus, otalgia, auditory fullness, hearing loss, and tinnitus are its primary symptoms. The current investigation was carried out to identify the fungal isolates linked to otomycosis and to determine which species is more common among cases of otomycosis that have been clinically diagnosed. The investigation carried out over a five - month period. Samples from otomycosis patients were taken, inoculated into culture plates, and examined for the development of fungal growth. Aspergillus niger (37.5%) was the most common isolate from 32 confirmed otomycosis specimens collected during the study period. Candida albicans (31.25%), Aspergillus flavus (12.5%), Candida tropicalis (12.5%), and Aspergillus fumigatus (6.25%) were the next most common isolates. Males were more likely to have these isolates. According to the study, otomycosis was prevalent in middle - aged and adult populations.

Keywords: AOE - Acute Otitis Externa, COE - Chronic Otitis Externa, KOH - Potassium hydroxide, LPCB - Lacto Phenol Cotton Blue, SDA - Sabouraud Dextrose Agar

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,

Pages: 1021 - 1022

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